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Nearly 1 million absentee ballots requested in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials say nearly a million absentee ballots have been requested ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. The Ohio Secretary of State's Office says 910,982 voters requested an absentee ballot as of Oct. 10, and 42,470 have been cast by mail or in ...

Social media fuels false rumor of jaguar escaping from zoo

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A routine drill at an Ohio zoo turned to panic after someone misheard chatter on a police scanner and believed a jaguar had escaped from the Akron Zoo. People turned to social media to say the jaguar named Bella was on the loose and Akron's police SWAT team had responded ...

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci ...

Police: Body found under suspicious circumstances in park

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a body has been found in a park in Ohio under what authorities believe to be suspicious circumstances. Police in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington say the body was found Sunday morning in Burbank Park. Upper Arlington Officer Bryan McKean says ...

Police: Suspect in fatal stabbing turns himself in to police

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man turned himself in over the weekend in connection with a fatal stabbing. Parma Police Sgt. Daniel Ciryak says police responded late Friday to find 39-year-old Jason Masters in a basement with multiple stab wounds. Cleveland.com reports police and ...

At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a "really historic week for America" that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in ...

Annual black heritage visual exhibit opens at Ohio museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit opens Saturday at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The juried show runs through January and ...

1st Brown-Renacci US Senate debate set for Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first of three planned debates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign is set for Sunday night. Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) will meet at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The election is Nov. 6. A second debate is ...

Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy ...

Security for gun rights walk, protest costs Kent State $65K

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Kent State University say the Ohio school spent about $65,000 on security for what turned out to be a mostly peaceful demonstration and counter-protest over gun rights in late September. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports the university's cost included ...

State now selling multiyear licenses to hunters, anglers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hunters and anglers in Ohio can now buy multiyear licenses from the state. Ohio's Department of Natural Resources said the sale of multiyear licenses to state residents began Tuesday. Anglers and hunters can purchase 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or ...

Flight delayed after woman brings squirrel on plane

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police had to remove a woman who brought an "emotional support squirrel" on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland. Frontier says the passenger had noted in her reservation that she was bringing an emotional support animal with her on ...

Toledo says tests show season’s algae bloom is over

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo officials say three consecutive weeks of tests found no toxic microcystin in raw water drawn from the city's Lake Erie intake crib and that this year's algae bloom is over. The Blade reports University of Toledo algae researcher Tom Bridgeman agrees. He says the ...

Honda demonstrates ‘smart intersection’ technology in Ohio

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda and a central Ohio city have teamed up to display "smart intersection" technology designed to make pedestrians and motorists safer by sending audio and visual warnings about potential danger to small screens on vehicle windshields. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

John Glenn’s suburban Maryland house sells for $1.3 million

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The suburban Maryland home of the late John Glenn has been sold for $1.3 million. WTOP in Washington reported Saturday that the dwelling that belonged to the former astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio had been on the market for five months. The Bethesda house sold at ...

Largest Ohio Catholic diocese to expand abusive priests list

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Ohio's largest Roman Catholic diocese will join three other dioceses in the state and release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations. The Diocese of Cleveland's list will include the names of ...

Ohio family purchases US flag shredded by Hurricane Florence

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio family says they bought the U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence to honor the memory of a family member who recently died from cancer. Mike Caruso, of Cincinnati says his family was motivated by the tattered flag's ...

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A motorist arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland police patrolman has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Forty-six-year-old Israel Alvarez also pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence and drug ...

Male polar bear to move to Ohio zoo for potential breeding

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in central Ohio says an 18-year-old polar bear will be arriving at the facility this fall to be introduced to twin polar bear sisters for potential breeding. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says it will be welcoming a male polar bear named Lee from the Denver ...

Ohio judge disturbed by 6 inmate jail deaths in 4 months

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland judge says he'll no longer send people charged with non-violent crimes to the county jail after six inmates died in four months. Cleveland Municipal Judge Michael Nelson says he's trying to meet with officials at Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Jail to figure ...